C&C Red Alert Yuri’s Revenge has gone gold

by Thomas on Sept. 7, 2001 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT

Red Alert fans will face another challenge this fall with an expansion to Red Alert 2. Westwood Studios™ announced today that Command & Conquer Red Alert Yuri’s Revenge™ has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America September 25.

COMMAND & CONQUER RED ALERT 2 YURI’S REVENGE GOES GOLD

Expansion to best-selling Red Alert 2 will be in store on September 28th

Red Alert fans will face another challenge this fall with an expansion to Red Alert 2. Westwood Studios™ announced today that Command & Conquer Red Alert Yuri’s Revenge™ has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America September 25. Yuri’s Revenge is published by Electronics Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) under the EA GAMESä brand.

Yuri’s Revenge is the largest expansion pack in Westwood’s history, adding to the real-time strategy game new Allied and Soviet units, two single-player campaigns, multiplayer features, co-operative campaigns, an hour of filmed story sequences, and an entirely new side: an Army lead by the mysterious psychic warrior, Yuri.

In the original Red Alert 2, Yuri was a controllable unit on the Soviet side. For the expansion, Yuri breaks from the Soviets and launches his own bid for world domination through psychic technology. Players will take command of a time-traveling task force and go back in time to unravel Yuri’s evil plot.

“Our goal with Yuri’s Revenge was to take everything the fans love about Red Alert 2 and expand on it,” said Mark Skaggs, executive producer of Yuri’s Revenge. “Adding a third side was a huge undertaking for us, but well worth the effort. The new units and technologies offer a ton of new tactics and strategies and add so much to the gameplay. The whole team is really excited about how it turned out and we think consumers will feel the same way.”

Yuri’s Revenge will feature multiplay over a Local Area Network and over the Internet through Westwood OnlineSM. Players can engage in fierce combat with each other or team up to play through the 10 co-op missions. Yuri’s Revenge will also have it’s own dedicated tournament and ladder system that will rank players worldwide and allow them to keep track of their victories and defeats against other Internet gamers.

More information about Yuri’s Revenge can be found at www.westwood.com.

ABOUT WESTWOOD STUDIOS

Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune™ 2000, the Lands of Lore™ series, the Kyrandia ™ adventure trilogy, Monopoly® for the Internet, Blade Runner™ and the Command & Conquer™ product line.

ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EA GAMESTM, EA SPORTS BIGTM, and EA.comSM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

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